Everyone worries about it: Am I good enough? Am I good at all?
In the following, you can surely tell you are good at philosophy if you do a significant number of the following:
- You take the absolute shortest and most direct path from classroom to classroom.
- If you pester your family with things you have learned in class.
- If Descartes sticks in your skull at least two full semesters after you read “Meditations on First Philosophy.”
- If you tell everyone you probably have autism because you just read “The Duty of Genius.”
- You perk up anytime there is a worthwhile article about the value of philosophy.
- If you think, “Someday, I could be as rich as Bernstein.”
- If you spend an inordinate amount of time consuming everything philosophical, particularly if it’s open access.
- If you celebrate the numerous types, kinds and styles of philosophy and philosophical “traditions.”
- If you made a ‘C’ in Logic, cried about it, and made up for it ever since.
- If you pair a food or drink not together but with what you’ve been reading.